The fifth will attempt to overtake fourth in a tantalising Stamford Bridge battle on Saturday evening, as Chelsea and Manchester United face off in the Premier League.
The Blues were held to a 0-0 draw by Brentford in midweek, while Erik ten Hag’s team thumped Tottenham Hotspur in a 2-0 victory.
Man United have now recorded four wins from their last five in all tournaments and have impressively won nine out of 12 since that 4-0 defeat to Brentford.
While Chelsea’s clean sheet haul is more noteworthy, the visitors can also boast three consecutive shutouts in their last three games.
Defeat for Chelsea would knock them out of the Champions League berths here, but Potter’s side welcome Man United to Stamford Bridge having kept a clean sheet in each of their last five Premier League games, and they have only shipped a mere two in all tournaments since the 47-year-old took the reins.
Fireworks may not fly between these two giants of the English game, though, as each of the last four Premier League fixtures between Chelsea and Man United has ended in a draw, and the Blues are aiming to consign a paltry tally of one win from their last 11 against the Red Devils to history.